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December 21, 2012


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I get the strangest feeling this has been done before, but I'm just gonna go ahead and be my knucklehead self.

The question of the day is, what inspires you to write? That is to say, what, whenever you see (if it's physical) or feel (if it's emotional) or, well, anything else for that matter makes you think, "You know what I should do? I should go write."

For me, it's when I'm feeling sad-like. Put on some bleak music, hole up in a corner of the room, and write about some chick who leaves her husband and then stabs him in the neck from her weatherbeaten husband's perspective.

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Jodie-Woodall Jan 21, 2013  Student Filmographer
I get inspired by strangely small things, like someone giving a day-long bus ticket they no longer need to someone waiting for a bus themselves or kids playing football in snow or something. Small things seem to start the annoyingly poetic cogs whirring in my head. Also other literature and some news articles make me feel like writing.

Apparently the play Equus was written because he read a random article about a horse that was blinded, then based the entire thing about why that might have happened, which is pretty cool really :)
So acts of random kindness/significance in a story.

Such strange events do spurn ideas. I concur.
tiganusi Jan 20, 2013  Professional
I am inspired largely by fuckin', and also by insects and birds and the occasional margay.
Margay? Whassat?
i get my inspiration from music, some of the bands are, blind guardian, nightwish and avantasia. the beats are very inspiring. if your a music person they should help you a little too.
I am, but I'm more the mellower stuff- or perhaps the weirder stuff. I just discovered Andrew Bird's Bowl of Fire.
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